Publicado Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:09:12 GMT por Seth Jaco Support Specialist

I have a question about migrating PDF files from a different document management program. They will be exporting the PDF's along with a .CSV file that contains all the data for the previously stored files. I know that I can create an import configuration that looks  at the metadata, would that work with a .CSV file and would there be any limit on how many files it could do? So if they had 1k PDF's and a single .CSV file that contained all the data, would that be OK?



Publicado Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:48:08 GMT por Chris McFarland Sr. Document Workflow Specialist

So cool that you asked this question.  I have no help to offer, but I'm eager to see the response.  Pretty much THE standard for transporting document images and metadata (no secret), and I, too, am curious how to best configure DocuWare to get this done.

Publicado Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:52:20 GMT por David Barlet Technical Manager

Dear all,

Yes you can do that with ASP.NET and DocuWare. You can use the easy uploading huge files :

By experience there is no limit (or very very high). I often used that and I already did for 150 000 documents.

Best regards,


Publicado Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:22:13 GMT por Tobias Getz DocuWare GmbH Director Product

An idea without having do write one line of code would be to use DocuWare Import to store the files in DocuWare and Autoindex to index them. You need to have a unique link between the PDF files and the data record in the CSV file.

With DocuWare Import: The only index entry would be the file name (or maybe the directory name - depends on the exported file structure).

Afterwards you can use Autoindex to add the index entries from your CSV file to the documents in the file cabinet.

Publicado Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:35:05 GMT por Pedro E. Gonzalez-Santini

DocuWare does not provide this funtionality.  it does offer the DWControl file capability. The csv can be read to create a DWControl file for each record. If someone has already done this please let us know.

Publicado Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:44:51 GMT por Joe Kaufman Bell Laboratories Inc Application Development Manager

We converted all of our Fortis documents (over 700,000 documents) to DocuWare using DWControl files. That methodology was used from the start because I thought we would use Import Jobs. That turned out to be really slow in testing, so I ended up writing a .NET application that uploaded all the documents and generated indexes based on DWControl files.

If I had a CSV file, that would actually be even easier using the Platform SDK libraries in .NET. I only used DWControl files because I already had them all generated for the files to upload.

Is Platform SDK programming an option? That would be the most flexible way to go on this.



Joe Kaufman

Publicado Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:49:21 GMT por Callum McGlynn Technical Solutions Manager

We have a tool you can purchase which does exactly what you are after.


Feel free to contact me -

Publicado Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:58:31 GMT por Pedro E. Gonzalez-Santini

Thanks. Yes, we are considering using the SDK for this but also any existing tool.

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